Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Address:240 West 5th Ave, Suite 236
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone:907-644-3626
Fax:907-644-3810
Web: www.nps.gov/lacl/
Size: 2,619,733 acres (park) and 1,410,292 acres (preserve).
Established: Proclaimed Lake Clark National Monument on December 1, 1978; established as a national park and preserve on December 2, 1980. Wilderness designated on December 2, 1980.
Location:Occupies the north end of the Alaska Peninsula in south-central Alaska, where the Alaska and Aleutian mountain ranges meet. Access to the Lake Clark region is by small aircraft; there is no highway access. A one to two-hour flight from Anchorage, Kenai, or Homer will provide access to most points within the park and preserve.
Facilities:Cabin rental, lodging (in Port Alsworth), visitor center, restaurant/snacks.
Activities:Camping, hiking, mountain climbing, boating, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Located in the heart of the Chigmit Mountains along the western shore of Cook Inlet, the park-preserve contains great geological diversity, including jagged peaks, granite spires, and two symmetrical active volcanoes. More than 20 glacial carved lakes rim the mountain mass. Lake Clark, more than 40 miles long, is not only the largest lake here, but also the headwaters for red salmon spawning. Merrill and Lake Clark passes cut through the mountains and are lined by dozens of glaciers and hundreds of waterfalls that cascade over rocky ledges. The park-preserve contains the Chilikadrotna, Mulchatna, and Tlikakila wild rivers.

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